Phones with 4K video playback, Lumia 1520 vs Note 3 and Xperia Android updates: Q&A Episode 12

There are always questions, and so - the answers are coming in the latest episode of our Q&A series! This time, we're discussing the delicate issues of 4K video playback on smartphones, whether one should side with a Lumia 1520 or a Galaxy Note 3, the time-frame of Sony's Android updates and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!



34. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Lumia 1520 vs Note 3? Which one is exactly a better match for anyone depending on its h/w and s/w? Which phone will you choose between these 2 (only 1 with reasons)? Is WP still immature and what about its exact future? I was planning to buy a Lumia coz I love Nokia for its h/w-s/w but due to few drawbacks of WP like lack of unified Notification center and less apps in WP Store and some li'l things which are keeping me away from it so I'm going with Android and thinking to buy a Lumia after 2014 or 2014 end. Am I good at this decision? What do you say?

33. giri.1131

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Hey there I own a note3 and a galaxy nexus for my second phone. I want to switch to windows phone for my second phone. Please suggest which phone out of lumia 1020 or lumia 1520 will be the better choice for me ?? I dunno whether both note 3 and lumia 1520 will fit together in my pockets

26. GPing22

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

what is currently the very best (best-in-spec) Android smartphone avaliable in the market? I'm looking for something that's in the very tip top cream of the crop (as well as future proof) and has a significant waterproofing rating. Thanks a lot. :)

29. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Wait for S5, my opinion. But for now Note 3. If it is too big and futureproof is not that important Nexus 5 is great option, too, if you like vanilla Android.

25. alohajimmy

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Among all of the reviews, there is no discussion of the phone RECEPTION, what you actually hear. Is that because the quality of the reception and speaker now between all of the phones is the same? If there is a difference, which spec do I examine to tell the difference between two phones?

24. Darth_Muffin

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 06, 2013

Hello Ray, I am planning to buy a LG G pad 8.3 here in the UK where it is known that we don't have the Google play edition of this tablet. My question is, is there a difference in performance between the two variants of the LG G pad 8.3? ( I know both have the same specs so basically this is a comparison between the OS of LG and vanilla android) Cheers Mate!

19. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Is sprint the new Verizon with updates my moto x still on jellybean

18. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Is there any chance for nexus users other than nexus 5 users to get the transparent notification bar and GEL(i not speaking about that hack apk of GEL that is available now..instead an update from google)??? Or will they remain nexus 5 exclusive forever???

30. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

My N7 has transparent notification bar, so maybe you have launcher which does not support it. Kitkat style launchers and official Google Launcher can bring transparent bars if you have kitkat.

32. xperiance

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Yeah i also have installed it....but im asking about an update from google....there is some errors with tha wallpaper getting cropped when you autorotate the screen....if google directly give us that update, it should work perfectly...

15. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

He sounds like a troll

14. yunikmaha

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Are you sure that note 3 can playback 4k video with the same resolution? I think it compresses the 4k to 1080p to playback

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yes it can and you can observe the difference if you are a keen observer and have sharp eyes... but its worthless to watch a video just to see a difference.. may be we will see the real difference in 4k tv

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Is Nokia going to launch Android phone or not?

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Of course, not. That would be a big mistake for Nokia.

28. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It would be bloodpath to WP. Nokia would be fine, maybe.

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Do you think it possible that Sony starts making Windows phones? As far as their laptops and convertibles are good enough, do you think it logical for them to start making Windows phones as well?

11. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

What about the future of 4k And curved display what can we expect.. After seeing review n comments that people arnt liking smart watches that there is still no use of it. Its not that practical as it should be so what smartwatch should have to be more usefull in practical life..

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hi Ray, when you guys will be doing drop tests and giveaways?

6. Semion

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

I don't like this guy.

7. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

why? my friends think that he's cute lol

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Cute? lol

20. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

GAy detected !

23. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What if Smokin is a girl or "his" friend is a girl. Idiot detected.

21. Semion

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

You know when you are watching the film and the best friend of the main character looks like Ray... You just realize that he is the one who will let everybody down and take the evil side))

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

When do you think the Windows Store will contain over 1M apps?

9. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

maybe 4-5 more years.

17. richardraji

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

you are over estimating i say 1-2 years max

27. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And when Windows store hits 1m, app store and google play will have 5 million.

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What in the world does it matter if you have 100k apps, or 1million apps, if you have the apps that everyone needs, and wants❔ Point being that the WP store will have the apps that people need and want well before it reaches a million, so who cares about the number... So, the WP app store doesn't have a million apps.. Are you saying the the iDroid stores app selection sucked at 200k❔ 300k❔You're saying that the Android marketplace sucked at 500k apps?... I don't think you know what you're saying, but whatever it is it's totally immature, and irrelevant..

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